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by Thoma
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom! a question about original sin
Replies: 1
Views: 6071

Shalom! a question about original sin

Hello! I'd like to understand what is the traditional Catholic teaching concerning original sin. I have read some of Saint Jerome's Against Jovinianus, and some more writings by the Church fathers, and from what I understood, they seem to be making a very strong connection between sexuality and orig...
by Thoma
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: The Virgin Mary
Replies: 4
Views: 8511

The Virgin Mary

Hello :) I Had a recent discussion with some arab protestant christians and in some point the Virgin Mary was mentioned. i brought up the notion that it is not clear, according to the new testament alone, that Mary remaind a virgin after the birth of Christ. this is according to verses such as : Luk...
by Thoma
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 32148

While I am not overly familiar with rabbinic teaching, I have to tell you that this is certainly not my practical experience of Jewish people. Perhaps this is a fuction of living in the U.S.? Who knows. I know many wonderfully charitable Jews whose ethics and morality match my own quite closely. We...
by Thoma
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 32148

[ I see. You are contrasting the term "Jew", which has more "modern" etymology than a term like "Israel", for example. I apologize for not picking this up earlier. I suppose some of us apply these terms more broadly and interchangeably, rightly or wrongly. In any case, are you arguing that Jews of ...
by Thoma
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 32148

[ However, I think it's fairly clear that Judaism as a religion does exist Sacred Scripture. There is certainly a clear understanding of God, the one true God, who reveals a relationship with His people as well as how they are to interact with Him and remain in right relationship with Him including...
by Thoma
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 32148

[ Some Christians simply have a deep-seeded interest in Judaism and the Jewish people. This happens for any number of reasons, not the least of which is that it is our heritage and identity as Christians (this is what fuels my particular interest). Some may feel a sense of love and compassion becau...
by Thoma
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 32148

i really dont understand why you love the Jewish people so much while most Jewish, secular and religious alike, either despise Christianity or sees it as a pagan religion simply because they lack the knowledge and the will to truely understand church dogmas. Jews will always say that Christianity "s...
by Thoma
Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 23435

[ Oh, God is never out of the picture :-). Whether one listens, responds, and embraces Him is entirely another story, but He's never out ofthe picture. What happiness we'd experience if we lived our lives entirely guided by the will of God. I Was actually aiming to the first notion of celibacy that...
by Thoma
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 23435

Thank you all for responding to my question and giving me some insight. I Knew some of this stuff from general readings, but it is totally different when reading about actual thoughts and feelings coming from genuine catholics, concering this great matter. (and for that i thank you) Some of the comm...
by Thoma
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 23435

Shalom to you all

Shalom, I Have a little question and i hope its okay to ask it in this forum : What is your stance regarding celibacy? is it still a way of life among modern catholics? do ordinary people beside clergyman and monks also chose this way of life? is it a legitimate way of life outside of the monestary?...